Mr Philip Simpson

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCSEd (Tr&Orth)

Specialises in

I specialise in surgery of the lower limb and have a particular interest in hip and knee replacement where I have experience in surgery performed for the first time (primary surgery) and in situations where the previous joint replacement fails and requires a redo (revision surgery).I also have experience of performing joint replacements in very young patients and in patients with prior deformities such as developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). I enjoy teaching and training other surgeons and regularly teaches on cadaveric hip and knee replacement courses.I studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh where I also attained a BSc honours degree. I completed my orthopaedic training in South East Scotland before spending a year working as a fellow at The Prince Charles and HolySpirit Northside hospitals in Brisbane, specialising in hip and knee surgery using computer navigation.Research interests: Joint replacement surgery.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Philip Simpson at Spire include:

Other treatments

Orthopaedic surgery:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Partial knee replacement surgery
  • Revision hip and knee replacement surgery for failing joint replacements
  • Robot-assisted MAKO partial knee replacement
  • Robot-assisted MAKO total hip replacement
  • Sports injury

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Orthopaedic surgery
Knee surgery
Hip surgery
Hip revision surgery
Sports injury
Soft tissue injuries

Special Clinical Interests: Robotic arm assisted surgery

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

British Orthopaedic Association

Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh & Royal Hospital for Sick Children Edinburgh
Honorary Clinical Tutor, University of Edinburgh

Personal profile

I live in Edinburgh with my wife, son and daughter. I have a passion for sport and have represented my country at both gymnastics and rugby and was formerly contracted professionally to the SRU.

Contact information

Telephone 0131 334 0363
Private secretary Dorothy Christie
Private secretary telephone 0131 446 3048
Private secretary fax 0131 447 5778